Surekha Sikri had not too long ago voiced in opposition to the Maharashtra authorities’s choice to not allow solid and crew above 65 years to shoot. Whereas speaking to us, she shares that although she received a couple of gives, they had been all for advert movies.
“However nothing has been finalised but. Once more, these received’t be adequate. I have to do extra work to handle my medical payments and different bills. I feel producers aren’t able to take the chance,” she says.
Whereas she must work now to handle her bills, Sikri, 75, is sort of upset with current reviews doing the rounds that she has requested her mates for loans.
“I don’t need any mistaken impression to be created amongst those that I’m going round begging folks for cash. I don’t need charity. Sure many have reached out to me, which could be very type of them. I actually really feel grateful.However I’ve not taken something from anybody. Give me work and I need to earn respectfully,” provides the Nationwide Award successful actor.
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Sikri, who has not been working for fairly a while, says the current pandemic has solely made issues worse. “If politicians and bureaucrats over 65 are nonetheless working, why can’t the actors and technicians additionally exit? Many people are going by way of a troublesome time, we’d like cash to outlive. Such restrictions are making issues troublesome for us,” asserts the actor, whose medical bills go as much as Rs 2 lakh a month.
In 2018, she suffered a mind stroke that left her partially paralysed. Whereas she took time to get well, Sikri couldn’t take up a lot work, which had an impact on her monetary standing.
Final seen in Ghost Tales earlier this yr, Sikri is raring to renew work and insists that she will handle herself with just a little assist from her nurses.
“I’ll take all obligatory precautions. I can’t sit at residence like this any longer and be a burden on my household. Everybody goes by way of a troublesome time and these medical payments are including to my concern,” provides the actor, who’s planning to put in writing a letter to Info and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar sharing her concern.
“Sure, I’ve requested my supervisor to draft this letter. I really feel the Maharashtra authorities ought to perceive our plight. How may they give you such a rule with out desirous about the implications? Did they give thought to how seniors actors could be affected?” concludes the actor.
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